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“Beautiful and quiet getaway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Behana Gorge Waterfall

Behana Gorge Waterfall
Behana Gorge Rd, Cairns, Queensland Aloomba 4871, Australia
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Ranked #14 of 100 things to do in Cairns
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Cairns, Australia
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“Beautiful and quiet getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The 3km trek and rock scrambling requires a moderate level of fitness but the amazing sight and crystal clear water is all worth it! A picturesque sight unspoilt by throngs of tourists - perfect for those who want a break from the crowded city. There are plenty of spots amongst the rocks to set out a little picnic however I would not recommend bringing a large esky as it may be hard to escort (on the way out I saw two guys carrying a massive esky who had to take rest-stops every 15mins or so... not to mention the rock climb to get to the actual water!) I also recommend wearing your swimming clothes beforehand as there are no bathroom/changeroom facilities. You will need your own transport, walking shoes, togs, hat, sunscreen and a light lunch if you want to spend the day there!

Visited February 2014
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“Great Day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A fair drive south of Cairns (approximately 85kms) followed by a mildly challenging 3.5km walk results in you arriving at an amazing display of nature at her best. The water can be quite cold but it is clear and inviting on a hot day.

Visited December 2013
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“Worth the long trek!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It's 3km from the carpark to the swimming holes and mostly uphill so you're guaranteed to want to swim by the time you get there but you definitely won't be disappointed! A wonderful large swimming area with incredibly clear water. Enjoy your refreshing swim and shower under the waterfall. A truly beautiful location but I recommend taking lunch and relaxing for a while after managing the walk there!!

Visited January 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“What a sight!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

These falls would be very spectacular after heavy rainfall. We looked at them from the stops on the skyrail and the train. Unfortunately it had been quite dry in the weeks prior so not a huge volume of water.

Visited January 2014
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Cairns Australia
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“Worth the 3km walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A beautiful waterfall! Well worth the 3km walk. stunning and very peaceful. A few inclines but also some nice shaded areas. A special place!

Visited April 2013
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